Spring Newsletter 2019
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The Pittsfield Farmers’ Market opens this year on Monday, May 6, from 2-6pm, as it has on every first Monday in May since 1997, twenty-two years ago.
Goodbye to Linda.
Over the years we have had many farms come and go and this year is no exception. For the 2019 season we are losing our long time stalwart member Linda Bowden of High Lonesome Acres of Harmony and Canaan. She’s still farming and still attending the farmers’ market in Orono, but cutting back on the number of markets she attends. We’ll miss her hanging baskets of cukes and cherry tomatoes, and her whoopie pies, peach jams, and chocolate cakes.
We welcome the new folks!
For the first time ever we now have ten members in the market, including three brand new members joining us for the first time!
Colleen from Silver Highlands Farm in Plymouth will be setting up for the first time at any market with her eggs, maple syrup, vegetable seedlings, house plants, fresh and dried herbs and heritage apples in the Fall. She’ll be taking orders for fertile hatching eggs and baby chicks through the Spring and Summer seasons.
Jeffrey from Harmony Farms in Harmony will be making his first appearance at a farmers’ market with vegetable and herb seedlings, jams, jellies, and baked goods, followed later in the season with strawberries, raspberries green beans and storage crops.
Missy from Martin Family Farm on South Main St. in Pittsfield will be attending with wreaths, cut flowers, eggs, and handcrafted items. She will also have available a children’s book she authored.
Amos Hostetler from A&L Organics on South Main St. in Pittsfield. Amish, growing a wide range of seasonal vegetables for our home stand and sweet corn for the Pittsfield Farmers’ Market. We use organic and sustainable farming practices. We moved to Pittsfield from Pennsylvania in October of 2018.
Elizabeth Yoder from the Yoder Farm on the Square Road in Palmyra will be offering her made from scratch fruit pies, whoopee pies, jams, sticky buns, as well as gladiolus, and strawberries. They grow without chemicals and do all their farming with horses.
And renew acquaintances with our regular members.
Most of last year’s members will be returning also.
Jill from Bag End Suris (“suri” is a type of alpaca) on the Snakeroot Road will be back on the last Monday of each month with her beautiful, soft, and warm outerwear and yarns made from her farm’s alpaca wool.
Heather from Outland Farm on the Phillips Corner Road in Pittsfield will be returning with pasture raised, GMO-free pork, chicken, and eggs. Later a wide selection of fruits will make their appearance on her stand.
Ashleigh from Honestleigh Acres Gardens in Unity will be at market again with her delicious baked goods and veggies raised with organic, biodynamic, veganic, and permaculture methods.
Lois from Snakeroot Organic Farm in Pittsfield will begin the season with greenhouse spinach, fall-harvested onions, and spring dug sunchokes, along with dried kale chips and dried herbs. Cold weather seedlings are a specialty: onions, leeks, shallots, scallions, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cabbages, ready to be planted as soon as your garden is ready.
You can get more info on who is coming to market and what they will be bringing all season at the members page at our website pittsfieldfarmersmarket.org.
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We hope to see many familiar and new faces. Spread the word, think spring, and we’ll see you at market!